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How hard is it to wire up LEDs to a mains power source? I keep thinking that some white LEDs would look good on my desk, shining from the underside of a shelf, like a kind of strip of them.
It's not that hard if you have the correct resistors and you know how to solder
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How hard is it to wire up LEDs to a mains power source? I keep thinking that some white LEDs would look good on my desk, shining from the underside of a shelf, like a kind of strip of them.
You'll have to find a power supply with voltage slightly higher than what you're going to be using, first and foremost.

Next, calculate what resistor you'll need (use Ohm's Law) to solder to the LEDs. I'm not sure how LED strips come, but I imagine you'd need to do the same.

Then just hook them up to the power supply.

It's not hard, just need the right tools.
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You can buy some LED strips off ebay, if you buy the right ones you can just run them straight off a 12v source (could be off your computer PSU or a DC 12v wall plugpack).

The build looks great so far, looking forward to final pictures.
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The build looks great so far, looking forward to final pictures.
thanks

me too, I just need to get back to work and make them happen...
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It's not that hard if you have the correct resistors and you know how to solder
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You'll have to find a power supply with voltage slightly higher than what you're going to be using, first and foremost.

Next, calculate what resistor you'll need (use Ohm's Law) to solder to the LEDs. I'm not sure how LED strips come, but I imagine you'd need to do the same.

Then just hook them up to the power supply.

It's not hard, just need the right tools.
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You can buy some LED strips off ebay, if you buy the right ones you can just run them straight off a 12v source (could be off your computer PSU or a DC 12v wall plugpack).

The build looks great so far, looking forward to final pictures.
Thanks for the info, I'll take it into consideration when I build my new desk.

Also, sorry for hijacking your thread slightly, Kevin.
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Thanks for the info, I'll take it into consideration when I build my new desk.

Also, sorry for hijacking your thread slightly, Kevin.
I don't mind, keeps it up on the lists so new people can see it
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I don't mind, keeps it up on the lists so new people can see it
Ah, this is true.
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how hard is it to reverse the mobo on this case??? i mean makeit upside down deal you know
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Edited by wermad - 7/19/11 at 5:32pm
post #1620 of 1629
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you have the wrong case there Wermad, this one it is not so easy.

those pics are a silverstone TJ07, this is a Lian LI PC-v2010.

as to the question, it could definitely be done, but you would have to cut out the rear of the case and make a custom panel. you would also have to drill your own rivet points for the upper and lower mobo tray sliders.
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